Man throws hot dogs at clerk during dispute over beer, deputies say

Clerk also poked in face with corn dog stick, video shows

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OCALA, Fla. – Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested a man after surveillance video showed him throwing a hot dog at a clerk, then poking her in the face with a corn dog stick after she refused to serve him beer, officials say.

Deputies say 35-year-old Cavan McDaniel was at the Petro gas station in Ocala when the clerk told him that she would not sell him beer. 

McDaniel became angry and began to throw hot dogs at her, deputies said. The video shows he then grabbed a corn dog and poked the clerk in the face with a stick. The clerk was left with a red mark under her eye, deputies said.

Surveillance video confirmed the clerk's story, and McDaniel was arrested on a battery charge, deputies said.

McDaniel is currently in the Marion County jail with no bond due to the incident violating a prior probation he had in Pasco County, deputies said. 


MAN BATTERS GAS STATION ATTENDANT WITH HOTDOGS, CORNDOG STICK On Friday, February 16, 2018, Marion County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) deputies responded to the Petro Gas Station located at 7401 West Highway 318 in reference to a battery that had just occurred. Witnesses told deputies that Cavan McDaniel (DOB: 05/27/1982) was upset because the gas station attendant would not sell him beer. The victim then told deputies that McDaniel threw hotdogs at her and poked her in the face with a corndog stick. The entire incident was caught on the store's surveillance video and it confirmed the victim's story. The victim was left with a red mark under her eye due to the corndog stick attack. McDaniel was arrested and charged with Battery-Touch or Strike and his probation from Pasco County was violated. He remains in the Marion County Jail on no bond due to the probation violation.

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Monday, February 19, 2018